This spinning Wheel Birthday Card is lots of fun! Turn the wheel to expose four more colorful birthday images. It is simple to make and this card will thrill anyone who receives it.
This card fits into an A7 envelope or you can make your own matching custom envelope using the envelope tutorial found here.
This is the April 2022 Patreon Only Card for The Crazy Cricut Lady. The tutorial is free but to download the design you will need to first become a patreon supporter of The Crazy Cricut Lady site. This is completely separate from my site membership and does cost $1 per month. That helps me keep the rest of this site free and allows me to help pay for the site. One project per month is posted on my patreon site but you get access to all past projects when you join and help support this site. Consider joining my patreon supporters now.
Paper Selection for the Spinning Wheel Birthday Card
The color scheme for this card can be anything you want. The base card does need to be two sided because there is no fold or inside to this card. The back is blank for you to write your personal message. The papers for the base card and the two wheels need to be heavy to stand up to the movement (at least 11- lb. wt.) The other papers can be whatever you want.
Cutting the Spinning Wheel Birthday Card
The top wheel images are cut but the bottom images are print then cut. If you need help with print then cut see the tutorial here.
If you are using the SVG files be sure to follow all the directions in the instruction document in the zip file. The card will not cut properly if you don’t.
There are lots of little pieces and thin cuts in this project. Be careful removing them from the mat. I keep the little pieces from getting lost with a small basket. Put the pieces in the basket as you cut them and they won’t fall off your table. If you only knew the number of times I had to crawl around the floor looking for little pieces.
Assembling the Spinning Wheel Birthday Card
Start by attaching the blue “net” centered on the base card. The hole in the center of the base card shouldn’t be covered. Then put the flowers together and glue them to the corners. Next attach the letters to the top and bottom edges of the net
To assemble the wheels, slide the slice in the bottom wheel with the point through the slit in the top wheel. Rotate it through until it is completely under the top wheel and the heart tap is up against the slit.
Glue the cut out images to the purple arc pieces and then attach the arc pieces to the top wheel, leaving a little space between them. See the first picture above if you need to, Then rotate the bottom circle around and repeat with the print then cut images. Make sure when you glue all the pieces together, you attach them all the way to the edges and glue them well or they will catch when rotating the wheels.
Finally, line up all the circles in the center of the wheels and push the fastener through. Then push the fastener through the card and press down the prongs. Rotate the wheels a few times to make sure they work properly. Do not try to glue the wheels down or the wheels won’t turn.
And your Spinning Wheel Birthday Card is done! See that wasn’t too hard. Remember it fits into an A7 envelope for mailing.